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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlights such as the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbor Causeway, Trounce Alley, Bastion and Market squares, Fan Tan Alley, the Harmonious Gates of Interest, and the Victoria Public Market. Along the way, stop for between food tastings of craft beer, chocolate, tea, tapas, cheese, bread, olive oil, and other local products.
  • History and food tour of Victoria, British Columbia
  • Walk through the city in the company of a guide, who provides commentary and directions
  • Stop for multiple food tastings of local products
  • Learn the culinary history of Victoria
  • Morning or afternoon tour times to fit your schedule
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Accommodation as per itinerary
Gratuities
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson , 1701 Douglas St #6, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1, Canada

We meet inside the Douglas St. entrance of the Victoria Public Market (1701 Douglas St) next to the vendor directory.

Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Center , 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

This is located across the street from the Empress Hotel in the Inner Harbour. It is a 10-12 minute walk back to the start location.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of Victoria Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Take tour upon arrival to find restaurants for rest of week." See review
  • "If you like food tours and learning about local history - this is a must." See review
  • "It was an excellent 2 hours and well worth the price!" See review

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star-5
Great way to start your visit
Max_M
, Aug 2022
Highly recommend starting your Victoria visit with this food your with Andy. You learn so much about Victoria while stopping at delicious places you wouldn’t know to go to on your own. Our adult kids had as much fun as we did.
star-5
Awesome food tour Victoria
conrad_s
, Aug 2022
Andy, the owner operator and guide was excellent! Food was great, his knowledge was great, the places he pocked were great, 2 hours went very, vert quickly!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Conrad, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and found it to be a fun thing to do in Victoria. All the best, Andy
star-5
Fabulous Tour!
Susan_R
, Jul 2022
La Roux was our favorite! And Andy, our guide, did a fantastic job pointing out the diversity of cultures and cuisines in Victoria and offering very interesting bits of Victoria history. The tour was beautifully choreographed and the samplings were delicious. We recommend this to everyone!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Susan, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from so many perspectives. Thank you for recommending the tour as a fun thing to do in Victoria - much appreciated. All the best, Andy
star-5
F7n tour great food. Our...
John_P
, Jul 2022
F7n tour great food. Our guide was very enthusiastic about his town, and the food, and it showed. I interesting history he shared with us. Unique and delicious food. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello John, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and found it to be a fun thing to do in Victoria. Thanks for recommending the tour to others- much appreciated. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Deliciously Fun AND Educational!!
Heather_N
, Jul 2022
Andy was stellar in providing us this delicious Guided Food Tour of Victoria. His knowledge of not only the history of the city, but of the food itself, restauranteurs, and overall foodie scene was impeccable. Entertaining and educational… this is definitely a “Must-Do” for a super enjoyable experience of Victoria! Thanks very much, Andy!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Heather, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed both the food and history aspects of the tour. I hope the rest of your visit to Victoria went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
The Food and History Tour...
Warren_P
, Jul 2022
The Food and History Tour was excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Victoria and the areas we were in and took us to some amazing shops
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Warren, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the both the food and history along the tour route. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Recommend! Dietary Restriction Friendly
Anastasia_B
, Jul 2022
Take this tour!! Andy, our guide was fantastic. This tour was well-organized and laid out, with good proportions of history, walking, sitting, and of course plenty of eating! There were many dietary restrictions in our group including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and no pork/beef, and Andy was able to accommodate everyone! I am gluten intolerant, and only missed out on eating at one stop, which was no problem. I still left the tour stuffed. More importantly, I did not get sick after this tour, so everything I was served was actually gluten free. 5 stars for Andy’s food and history walking tour. I would absolutely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Anastasia, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour so much and appreciated the gluten free options from the vendors. I hope the rest of your visit to Victoria went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Great food, great history!
Danielle_L
, Jul 2022
I LOVED THIS TOUR! we got to eat some delicious food and learn about Victoria! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone and everyone visiting!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Danielle, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. Thank you for recommending the tour to others - much appreciated. All the best, Andy
star-5
Excellent Food and History of Victoria
Suzanne_F
, Jul 2022
Andy is an excellent tour guide. Probably the best we have ever had. He has excellent knowledge of Victoria and all of the eateries we’re phenomenal. Highly recommend this tour with Andy.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Suzanne, Thank you for the excellent review and kind words. I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and thank you for recommending it to others - much appreciated. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Memorable Tour
Suzanne_R
, Jul 2022
From meatballs and fish tacos to pastries, perogies and royal chocolates... it is a culinary joy and a memorable tour with a side dish of Adam's interesting facts about Victoria. Give it a go!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Suzanne, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. It was great to have you return to the tour for a second time! I look forward to crossing paths again. All the best, Andy
star-5
Must do if you are coming to Victoria.
Michelle_Y
, Jul 2022
Absolutely fantastic tour! Would recommend it to anyone coming to Victoria. Very knowledgeable with the history of Victoria and tasting choices were amazing!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Michelle, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and history along the route. Thanks for recommending the tour to others - much appreciated. All the best, Andy
star-5
Victoria sampling
Peggy_S
, Jul 2022
Fun! History was so interesting, we enjoyed walking and the food was delicious. A good sampling of different cultures.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Peggy, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and appreciated the variety of cultures represented. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Book this tour!
Kris_T
, Jul 2022
Andy is a local gem! Passionate about his city, the history and the food. You’ll definitely find some hole-in-wall, non-touristy delicious spots on this tour. Andy is a small business that is worth your support. Book this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Kris, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and appreciated the small local vendors that we visit. Thank you for recommending the tour to others - much appreciated. All the best, Andy
star-5
Walking food tour in Victoria
Darrin_M
, Jul 2022
Andy was very knowledgeable and tour was as advertised... great variety of food to taste and portions were reduced so we could enjoy all of it !
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Darrin, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad you hear that you enjoyed the variety of tastes and history stories along the route. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Well worth the money!
KIMBERLY_K
, Jun 2022
Andy was an informative and entertaining guide! We especially liked the Chinatown part of the tour. The food choices were very good. There were gluten free options for one of our group.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed both the food and history along the tour route. I hope the rest of your trip went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
A sunny day in downtown Victoria
Raffy_V
, Jun 2022
Chinatown visit learning its history- Luv all the sample food. Andy was great😊 Enjoyed how it ended— at a PUB!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and had a good time. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
A Victoria Must
Fran_L
, Jun 2022
I have been on food tours in many different cities and this History and Food Tour was among the best. Andy was the perfect guide with his knowledge of Victoria and just the right amount of information and his wonderful sense of humor. The food stops were yummy starting with two huge delicious meatballs. The pastry stop was heavenly. If you like beer, you will love the stop at the pub. This History and Food tour was a highlight of our stay in Victoria.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Fran, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from both the food and history perspectives. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-4
Great activity in Victoria
Rebecca_B
, Jun 2022
Great fun! The host was a fast walker so get your jogging shoes on! He shared a lot of fun facts about Victoria along the way. You might want to eat ahead of time. You won’t be full. We were disappointed that the perogie place was closed at the last minute. (It wasn’t the hosts fault.) so maybe that’s why we had to go out to eat after the tour. But really fun time with interesting things to taste, see and hear!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Rebecca, Thank you for the review a feedback. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour from a food and history perspective. It was unfortunate that the Pierogi stop had to be cancelled last minute. I use small local businesses and they are great but occasionally they can close at short notice if their staff get sick as was the case on your tour. Nonetheless, I’m happy to hear you still enjoyed the tour so much. All the best, Andy
star-5
Truly a must do tour!
Sally_R
, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our history and food tour of Victoria, BC. So much rich history and delicious food! Such a great way to see and taste the beauty of Victoria! Andy is a wonderful tour guide full of interesting facts and love for Victoria! All of the food was delicious, but we especially enjoyed the risotto balls and meatballs… And of course the chocolates!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Sally, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and history equally on the tour. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely. Andy
star-5
Anniversary vacation
LeslieBrumley
, Jun 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tastings were amazing. You don't leave hungry. We enjoyed everything. Easy, walkable route with plenty of stops where you can sit if walking is difficult.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Leslie, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. It was great to celebrate your anniversary with you and I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed both the food and history along the route. I hope the rest of your trip went well. All the best, Andy

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